Google To Penalize PageRank Of Bad Businesses

Posted Dec 2, 2010

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) plans to penalize businesses with bad practices. Google took action on their ranking system after a story appeared on The New York Times about how the owner of DecorMyEyes, an eyeglasses store, cursed and threatened at their customers. The negative reviews for DecorMyEyes on different consumer websites linking to his website bumped him up the search engine rankings. The result of being at the top of Google for certain keywords caused the sales at DecorMyEyes.com to substantially increase. Google has knocked them back down and has modified their algorithm to penalize bad businesses. ?I am here to tell you that being bad is, and hopefully will always be, bad for business in Google?s search results,? stated Google Fellow Amit Singhal in a blog post. [BusinessInsider]